Named after the highly effective monohull powerboat from 1990s which was part of the very prestigious single-handed races, for example Vendée Globe and Route du Rhum, Chaumet’s Class One Collection created the actual revolution in the ladies’ watchmaking industry, at the end of the 20th century, by offering an entirely unusual mixture of materials. Now, there’s a variety of models that reflect this prestigious variety, but the one that I especially like is the brand new Class One High Jewellery watch with the black and white decoration.Let us start in the circumstance. This jewelry piece is protected using a curved sapphire crystal glass, with all the black metallized “Chaumet Paris” logo on the inside.The watch is powered with a self-winding mechanism, whose lovely decorations, such as a mother-of-pearl rotor using the Class One guilloché pattern, are observable through a sapphire crystal opening at the case-back. When it is fully wrapped, the motion provides around 42 hours of power-reserve.
In the US, one of the less known LVMH watch brands is Chaumet. LVMH, for those who don’t already know, owns brands such as Zenith, Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer, Hublot, and Dior. I really enjoy some of Chaumet’s watch designs, but with models names like “Dandy” they might need a marketing refresh to be US market viable (if that is even in the cards for them). Lets not dwell on trivial marketing issues and focus on one of their cool watches from a few years ago. The Parisian brand released this Chronograph model back in 2006 I believe. It is a bi-compax style chronograph watch with a round face in a cushion case. Probably the best conceived cushion style case around. This is aided by the interesting design of the lugs.Chaumet is all about modern art deco design. Part of that is a play on asymmetry. You’ll note the “racing stripes” (as I call them) on the dial that flow into the strap. This is a common element in many of their watches.
The black dial here is hard to appreciate in images. It has various shades of black from the stripes to the subdials. The polished steel segments on the dial including the hands are hour markers are eye-pleasing and calming. There are a variety of unique, but simple shapes all over the watch that aid to it being easy to love. the crown has a black cabochon it in to match the dial, while the chronograph pushers are tapered to create the illusion that the case itself tapers as well. Large lug screws feel instrumental and masculine. This is a men’s watch after all.
This new generation from Chaumet also lavishes excellence and exquisiteness in its details. The watch dial forms the background of this timeless tale of love, with 43 mother-of-pearl diamonds and elements which make up the stunning web of the spider. The hours around the watch face are indicated from the twelve pink-gold cabochons set in the bezel, with diamond embedded in between to index the minutes.Chaumet has also introduced, in combination with the new Montres Precieuses 2013, a string of other timepieces that harness the gracefulness of character in six distinctive designs. Each watch represents another aspect of nature, and accentuates the theme of sophistication in its details and attention to colour.In one watch, the white mother-of-pearl wings of three monarch butterflies glisten upon a dial made from black mother-of-pearl that enhances their mysterious charm, and the black satin bracelet adds a glorious finish.Another watch design draws our attention to a very small mayfly with violet mother-of-pearl wings, gliding in joy one of lovely sakura blossoms crafted from pink mother-of-pearl, on a white-gold dial embellished with a violet satin bracelet.Chaumet craftsmen continue to challenge the limits of the artisanship with the bold use of different artistic methods. In still another example of skilled watch-making, the perfectly symmetrical layouts of the butterflies’ wings are outlined in black China ink, carved on a whitened mother-of-pearl dial and complemented with a dark blue lace necklace. Using ivory painted sapphire glass enhances the vibrant dragonflies and generates a feeling of thickness as they dance in the foreground.These beautifully constructed timepieces from Chaumet are a magical portrayal of the mastery of Swiss watchmakers, and the tasteful creativity of Chaumet. The Montres Precieuses 2013 series seeks to wow the world with a brand new take on the best way we look at time, while at the same time creating a symphony of nature, poetry and love.
The large rotating bezel is done with a PVD black coating while the case on this particular version is a mixture of titanium and steel. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and has a sapphire crystal display back. While it is available with a metal bracelet, this XXL model has a rubber strap with folding steel deployment clasp. The broad size of the strap helps give the watch an even more impressive look on one’s wrist, but really works to reduce the visual dimension of this case.Price for this particular watch is roughly $5,500 – making it around precisely the exact same cost as many other high-end high-fashion dive watches. These watches aren’t cheap but may be argued to have a higher perceived value due to the names on the dial. They are also pretty well designed and possess an almost magical appearance to them. One of these Chaumet Watch Repair Replica Class One XXL Chronographs can be obtained on James List directly here.already know, owns brands like Zenith, Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer, Hublot, and Dior. I really enjoy a few of Chaumet’s watch designs, but with models names like “Dandy” they may need a advertising refresh to become US market workable (if that is even at the cards for them). Lets not dwell on trivial marketing difficulties and focus on one of their trendy watches from a few years ago. The Parisian brand released this Chronograph version back in 2006 I think. It is a bi-compax style chronograph watch with a round face in a pillow instance. Possibly the best conceived cushion style case around. This can be aided by the interesting design of the lugs.Chaumet is all about contemporary art deco design. Part of this is a play on asymmetry. This is a frequent element in many of their watches.
In French fashion, this is a “brand” watch. The Chaumet Watch Repair Replica name is largely highlighted on the dial creating a lifestyle component to the timepiece. Big polished letters remind you that you are a Chaumet man. A “dandy” man as well? At least the Dandy name isn’t on the watch anywhere. At 40mm wide the case is a solid medium size, though it will wear “large” given the relatively thin bezel. Chaumet uses a Swiss ETA 2894-2 automatic movement. Though the 12 hour indicator for the chronograph has been removed to give it that bi-compax look. The case is 50 meters water resistant. The dial has a great looking blue chronograph seconds hand that adds a nice splash of color. There are thin strips of SuperLumiNova on the face that are colored to glow blue in the dark. You can get the watch with a leather or steel bracelet. As one of many Chaumet Dandy watches this is a nice rendition for a man who likes the style, but doesn’t want to venture into the more avant garde territory that some Chaumet watches can go into. Price for these watches retails for $3,000 – $6,000 I think
You can get one of these Chaumet Dandy Chronograph watches with the steel bracelet for about $3,900 on James List here.
Its watches catch the heart of Parisian elegance, in the Dandy model with a Swiss-made mechanism that was designed by Chaumet, to the limited variant Hortensia tourbillon set with diamonds and Grand Feu enamel in blue and purple tones. These watches are an impressive testament to the ability of their Maison’s master craftsmen.Forever motivated by its own rich history, Chaumet’s legacy is always on display. For at least 200 years, its high jewelry workshops have stayed within its headquarters above the boutique in 12 Place Vendôme. Chaumet undertakes the whole manufacturing process, from first sketch to finished jewel. Using experience that has been passed down from generation to generation, its master jewellers nevertheless sit at the same 200-year-old wooden workbenches crafting every piece of Chaumet jewelry by hand, from one-off collections of high jewelry to gemstone engagement rings, watches and tiaras – an enduring symbol of the home of Chaumet.As official jeweller for the wedding of Emperor Napoléon I and Joséphine, Chaumet sets the greatest standards in regards to bridal jewelry. The boutique on Place Vendôme offers a complete lineup of classic and contemporary fashions for him and her, for example, Joséphine engagement ring inspired by the Chaumet tiara, along with the Bee My Love series, which pays tribute to Chaumet’s great history together with Napoléon.The prestigious, Paris based jewelry and watchmaking home presented a new model from its luxurious Class One Collection, celebrated from the odd blend of rubber and diamonds. By finding a subtle link among breathtaking luxury and sporty elements, Chaumet’s craftsmen once more demonstrate their amazing creativity, therefore appreciated by glamorous ladies from all over the globe.
Named after the highly effective monohull powerboat from 1990s which was a component of the very prestigious single-handed races, such as Vendée Globe and Route du Rhum, Chaumet’s Class One Collection created the actual revolution in the women’ watchmaking business, in the end of this 20th century, by providing an entirely unusual mixture of substances. Today, there’s a variety of models that reflect this esteemed range, but the one which I especially like is the brand new Class One Top Jewellery watch with the black and black decoration.Let us begin from the circumstance. It is crafted in polished and rhodium-plated 18 karat white gold, using the diameter of 39 mm, which is pretty large for a ladies’ watch. Made just like a chess board and made of 18 karat white gold, it’s completely coated with 34 calibre-cut white diamonds and 86 black diamonds (the total of 9.6 carat). This jewelry piece is protected with a curved sapphire crystal glass, using the black metallized “Chaumet Paris” logo on the inside.The watch is powered with a self-winding mechanism, whose wonderful decorations, such as a mother-of-pearl rotor using all the Class One guilloché pattern, are visible through a crystal opening in the case-back. When it is fully wound, the motion provides up to 42 hours of power-reserve.